Monday, April 28, 2008
HAIR and POLITICS
(Margaret Thatcher, former U.K prime Minister)
(Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama)
One of the reasons I started a Hair blog (besides to promote my business) was to voice and hear opinions about the significance of Hair in our every day life.
It might sound a little far fetched, but how we dress our hair (male or female) often times influence the kind of feedback we get. For example try and give a presentation looking great from head to toe but with crazy unbrushed hair, and see how people respond to you. It's sad to say but our hairstyles convey alot of messages to the observer, stuff like whether we're single or not, bossy or not, wealthy or not, our religion, our sexual preference, our jobs and many more.
I am not a BIG fan of politics, but after watching an interview with Hillary Clinton, I got to thinking about why a majority of women in politics (esp. in the west) have the same hair style. It's so interesting they all seem to have this short, medium volume, hair cut. Someone explain to me why that conveys power? when did having masculine(ish) hair cuts equate NO-NONSENSE HAVING powerful women, isn't that going against "presenting a strong female front"? Meaning that as a woman participating in Politics, should you not be proud that you are a woman, and not work hard to hide it. Not to say that having short hair makes you less of a woman, but my question is why do a majority of female politicians wear their hair in the same style?
Although a majority wear their hair that way, there are those that don't such as the former prime minister of ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko and Cristina fernandez de kirchner of Argentina. I of course am biased because I am a big fan of long hair, but to me these women exemplify strong feminity. Not to say that one is better than the other, but that looking like a woman while running for public office should not be considered wrong, or trashy. I don't know about you but I like my female politicians to look like this:
(With her signature braid)
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Posted by Hair Azara at 10:26 AM